EC can be requested for external courses that patch missing skills in the training of a PhD student. The EC-equivalent of each course will be determined at 0.5 EC/day. Note that only course hours pertaining to scientific lecturing count toward the number of course days (to be assessed by EM). Hence, the number of EC awarded for a course can deviate from the number of actual course days. Whether or not the course is considered as a professional skill will also be assessed by EM.
In order to request approval of an external course, the following documents should be send to the EM secretariat:
- The technical program of the full course, including details regarding treated topics and lecturers.
- A proof of attendance signed by the course organization.